Resonating through the corners of the planet is one name, London, a city that enthralls and intimidates, stimulates and irritates all the same, a grimy Monopoly board studded with astral sights.
Nonetheless, all you can hear through the month of December is the reverberations of the traditional and the avant-garde, the Millennium Dome and the 2012 Olympics.Christmas Carnivals offers information on Christmas Events in London.
Trafalgar Square Tree Lighting raises the huge Norwegian wood using hydraulic haul, and decorates it with a cherry-picker since 1947. The lighting ceremony, one of London's greatest Christmas traditions, takes place on the evening of 29th November. The Great Christmas Pudding Race at Covent Garden is an exhibition of teams meandering around in their Sunday best carrying the most fragile Christmas pudding. All the proceeds go to cancer research. Check out a quiet, candlelit vigil in the House of God and Kings, to honor Christmas future, past, and present on Christmas Eve at Westminster Abbey. For displays at major locations, there's the Regent Street Christmas Lights. Get your shopping done under the sparkling lights of Piccadilly or Oxford. This year, they're themed after Ice Age 2 -The Meltdown, and feature a bunch of cartoon characters and, colorful lights.
Enjoy Christmas underneath sparkling trees and a multiplicity of Christmas activities. Father Christmas entertains youngsters, and a carousel is available for the young and the old. The Ice Rink will also be in use at the Christmas at Kew. Raymond Brigg's classic book, The Snowman, brings back the tradition Christmas characters in pantomime at Peacock Theatre.
For all you party animals and holiday freaks, this is the place to be. Browse Christmas Carnivals for information on Christmas Events in London.